Charlie Brown & Football

She did it first on Nov. 16, 1952. Charlie Brown explains to Lucy: “All you have to do is hold the ball. Then I come running and kick it.” She’s not so sure. “I don’t know if this is such a good idea.” Charlie Brown comes running, but, at the last moment, Lucy pulls back […]

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Thumped!

Thump-Thud, Thump-Thud  by Max Lucado When a potter bakes a pot, he checks its solidity by pulling it out of the oven and thumping it. If it “sings,” it’s ready. If it “thuds,” it’s placed back in the oven. The character of a person is also checked by thumping. Been thumped lately? Late-night phone calls. […]

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Take a Knee

Take a knee… written by Ted Nugent Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won’t be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just wait your turn. Take […]

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  1. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m      working on for my Psychology class.  When I asked her to define success in     her own words, she said;   “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.”   —————————- […]

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The God of Great Grace

The God of Great Grace by Max Lucado He doesn’t speak. He removes his robe and takes the servant’s wrap off of the wall. Taking the pitcher, he pours the water into the basin. He kneels before them with the basin and sponge and begins to wash. The towel that covers his waist is also […]

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Facing Your Grief

Facing Your Grief  by Max Lucado “David sang this lament over Saul and his son Jonathan, and gave orders that everyone in Judah learn it by heart.” (II Samuel 1:17-18 MSG) David called the nation to mourning. He rendered weeping a public policy. He refused to gloss over or soft-pedal death. He faced it, fought […]

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The Lord Looks at the Heart by Max Lucado “God does not see the same way people see. People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 2 Samuel 16:7 Seven sons pass. Seven sons fail. The procession comes to a halt. Samuel counts the siblings: one-two-three-four-five-six-seven. “Jesse, don’t you have […]

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MEMORIAL DAY, A TIME FOR HEALING

MEMORIAL DAY, A TIME FOR HEALING Memorial Day, perhaps more than any other holiday, was born of human necessity. Deep inside all of us lies a fundamental desire to make sense of life and our place in it and the world. What we have been given, what we will do with it and what we […]

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Bagpipes…

A Homeless Man’s Funeral As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Kentucky back country. As I was not familiar […]

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You have probably never heard of the island of Molokai…

You have probably never heard of the island of Molokai. Well, it’s located in the state of Hawaii. And it has quite a history. You have to go way back to the late 1800’s to understand its significance. You see, back then, there was no cure for the highly contagious and deadly disease called leprosy. […]

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